International Mentoring Center


Become a
Certified Professional Mentor (CPM)

Highlight your mentoring skills by becoming a Certified Professional Mentor (CPM) with the International Mentoring Center (IMC). Proof yourself as a reliable mentor with an IMC CPM credential.

Why get a Certified Professional Mentor (CPM) Credential?

At the International Mentoring Center (IMC), our rigorous standards for mentoring act as the foundation to elevate mentoring and mentors to the highest standards. Our commitment to these standards leads our credentialing process. IMC Credentials enhance your professional credibility and set you apart from your peers. By working with IMC, you receive a badge of honor that can demonstrate your commitment to mentoring excellence and keeping up with global mentoring standards.

Certified Professional Mentor (CPM) - International Mentoring Center

Who is Eligible to Be a Certified Professional Mentor (CPM)?

To become a Certified Professional Mentor, you must have completed the following requirements

Mentoring Training

To be eligible for the IMC-CPM credentials, applicants must complete the training requirements with an IMC-Accredited Training Center, an Endorsed Training Provider, or a Non-Accredited Training Center. They must document completing at least 35 hours of a mentoring training program that the center has delivered as mentoring training.

While applying, please provide the following information:

  • Name of the Accredited/ Endorsed/ Non-Accredited Training Center that delivered the Program
  • Name of the Mentor Training Program 
  • Number of Mentoring Training Hours
  • Mode of the Program
  • Program Start Date
  • Program End Date
  • Instructor’s Name
  • Instructor’s Email
  • For evidence of completing 35 mentoring training hours, please upload a certificate of completion or letter from the training organization indicating the program’s name, dates of attendance, and total training hours completed. 

Mentoring Experience

Applicants for the IMC-CPM are required to start and complete a minimum of three mentoring engagements before applying. Applicants must submit letters or emails verifying two of the three requiredmentoring engagements to prove the same. The reference letter can be sent by the mentee, their manager, or an authorized organization representative.

The letter should contain the following information (unless bound by a confidentiality agreement)

  • Name of the mentor 
  • Name of the mentee
  • Email address of the mentee
  • Start and end date of the mentoring relationship

If applicants cannot provide a reference letter or email, they must submit the details below. Please know that the IMC may contact them to verify.

For 2 References that are required, please provide:

  • Name of the mentee
  • Email address of the mentee
  • Start and end date of the mentoring relationship

Also, mention whether the mentoring engagement was an internal mentoring conducted at work or an external engagement.

Declaration of Continuous Learning and Development

IMC requires applicants to provide a declaration of continuous learning and development; as such, a requirement is the details about mentoring supervision.

Mentoring Supervision

Applicants for the IMC-CPM are required to establish a supervision relationship with someone from whom they can seek support when needed.

A mentor supervisor is a trusted partner in a mentoring journey. Supervisors extend their support through dialogue, reflection, and a safe space for guidance. A supervisor is a practicing mentor and has relevant experience. Supervisor must be aware of IMC’s Mentoring Definition, Core Competencies, and Code of Ethics to ensure that mentoring development is aligned with IMC standards. 

A mentor must complete 5 mentoring supervision sessions every year (required for credential renewals) and declare the supervisor’s information in the application. Please provide the following information for mentoring supervision:

  • Name of the supervisor
  • Email address
  • Address
  • The Supervision focus area. This can be in mentoring skills development, domain knowledge development, or both. 

What is the Fee Structure and Validity?

If you are a member of IMC, the credential application fee is 250 USD. The application fee for non-members is 398 USD. The credential’s validity extends to two years from the date of issue. 

How Do You Apply for CPM Credential?

We will guide you through the application process for CPM credentials. Given below are the steps for the same:

Request Application: Request the application form for the CPM credential and complete the payment. 

Apply for the Credential: After payment processing, you will receive confirmation and the support team will email you with further details on the process. 

Application Review: We assess your application, which takes 4 to 10 weeks, depending on whether the training was received from Accredited/ Endorsed/ Non-Accredited. While reviewing the references, we will contact them to verify your mentoring experience. We may also contact you for further details if necessary.

How Would I Know if I got Approved?

You will receive an email from IMC on the status of your application for Certified Professional Mentor. As a member of IMC, your badge will be displayed on your IMC Mentor Profile on the website. 

Apply to Become a Certified Professional Mentor

Becoming an IMC-Credentialed Mentor puts you ahead of the pack. It highlights your mentoring experience and your adherence to the global standard for mentoring. At IMC, you can leverage your mentoring experience to advance your career journey and personal development.

Credentialing Support

If you require any further information on the application process, please feel free to contact the credentialing support team with your queries.